MySQL Database Administrator

MySQL Database Administrator

Job Code: 0104
Job Location: Austin, Texas
Zip Code: 73301
Job Category/Title: Database Administrator/DBA
Employment Category: Contract - Corp-to-Corp, Contract - Independent, Contract - W2
Position Type: Senior Level
Travel Required: No
Interview Type: In-person
Education: Bachelors Degree
Experience: 5-10 year(s)
Required IT Skills: MySQL, Oracle, Oracle DBA, SQL Server, Unix
Job Description: JOB Description:

The Expert MySQL Database Administrator architects, creates, maintains, designs, monitors and troubleshoots client databases. They use specific relational database management systems, develop and implement database recovery mechanisms and procedures, and coordinate security measures to safeguard database integrity.

• Bring deep prior experience to organize and define work for complex or ambiguous situations
• Architect complex enterprise database solutions
• Installation and configuration, and automation of those functions, of database software and related products
• Plans, automates and implements Database backup and recovery
• Capacity planning & system-level architecture
• OS/Storage/DB configuration and optimization
• Database security checks and audits, including compliance-related reporting & controls
• Work with database vendor support to resolve challenges as needed
• Define and maintain quantitative SLAs and helping enhance current service levels
• Database creation, configuration, and upgrades, and automation of those functions
• Apply patches as needed for security and bug fixes
• Lead complex troubleshooting and repairs
• Database tuning (proactive and reactive)
• Maintaining specialized environments such as log shipping, replication, cluster-based instances, etc.
• SOP (Std. Operating Procedure) definition & automation
• Disaster recovery/failover services
• Participation in On-call Rotation.


• Typically requires a minimum of 8+ years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 5+ years and a Master's degree
• Complex Problem Solving Skills
• Effective and Clear Communication and Documentation Skills
• Ability to Multi-task
• Deep knowledge and experience with Clustering techniques and technologies
• Deep knowledge and experience with Replication techniques and technologies
• Deep knowledge and experience with UNIX and Windows Shell and related scripting languages (Bash, Korn, Perl, Python, PHP)
• Expert at Database Administration, Security, Capacity Planning, Disaster Recovery and Performance Tuning
• In-depth Logical/Physical Database Design
• Ability to work independently
• PACT - Passion, Accountability, Creativity, and Teamwork

What will set you apart:

• Understands the competitive landscape from both a business and technical perspective
• Percona XtraDB or Galera Clustering and Replication
• Percona XtraBackup
• Veritas or Redhat Active/Passive Clustering and related tools
• MySQL 5.6 Certification
• Additionally Experienced in one or more of the following database management systems: Oracle RAC and/or DataGuard, SQL Server AlwaysOn, MongoDB, Cassandra.

Duration: 6 Month(s)
No. of Posts: 1
Job Expiry Date: February 13, 2016
Telecommute: No
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